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COL FB: Virginia Tech 34, Georgia Tech 20

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Wild, jumping wedding reception

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Unheralded Johnson has one-shot lead

MEMPHIS, June 28 (UPI) -- Rookie Richard Johnson, a native of Sweden, shot 2-under-par 69 Saturday to grab a one-shot lead after the third round of the St. Jude Classic.

Swedish rookie shares lead

MEMPHIS, Texas, June 27 (UPI) -- Sweden's Richard Johnson grabbed a share of the lead Friday in his 15th PGA Tour start with a 5-under 66 in the second round of the St. Jude Classic.
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Richard Johnson
SLP2000031705- 17 MARCH 2000- CREVE COEUR, MISSOURI, USA: Speaker of the House Dennis Hastert (R-ILL), is greeted at the St. Richard Catholic School by 11-year-old Ashley Long, as 14-year-old Richard Johnson (L) and 13-year-old Scott Smith, look on, March 17. Hastert, along with Congressman Jim Talent (R-MO) visited the school to speak to students, parents and faculty about the Education Savings Accounts, (ESA). ESA's allow parents to place as much as $2 thousand per year, per child in a designated savings account. bg/Bill Greenblatt UPI

Richard Johnson (1573 – 1659?), English romance writer, was baptized in London on May 4, 1573. His most famous romance is The Famous Historie of the Seaven Champions of Christendom (1596?). The success of this book was so great that the author added a second and a third part in 1608 and 1616. His other stories include: Nine Worthies of London (1592); The Pleasant Walks of Moorefields (1607); The Pleasant Conceites of Old Hobson (1607), the hero being a well-known haberdasher in the Poultry; The Most Pleasant History of Tom a Lincolne (1607); A Remembrance of Robert Earle of Salisbury (1612); Looke on Me, London (1613); The History of Tom Thumbe (1621). The Crown Garland of Golden Roses set forth in Many Pleasant new Songs and Sonnets (1612) was reprinted for the Percy Society (1842 and 1845).

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